What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About Our Maker Faire

Derby Mini Maker Faire is the 3rd Maker Faire established in the UK and 2017 will see the 6th Derby Mini Maker Faire. With over 2500 people attending the event in 2016, 2017 is set to be bigger and better yet! Derby Maker Faire is held in the amazingly appropriate building Derby Silk Mill – the site of the World’s First Factory!

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.